Busy Fun Week + Halloweekend!

Craptastic. I wrote this whole thing ready to publish
and then Live Writer goes haywire on me!

I’ll try to make this go like it was suppose to.
This was suppose to be like last week’s post since y’all liked it so much
but this would probably mean once a week post …
I don’t know how I feel about that yet.

Monday:

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Taylor Swift’s album RED dropped.
Better believe it’s been played five billion times already.

Tuesday:

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Pumpkins were carved!
Lauren F. and I went over to Mallory’s and I carved my very first pumpkin.
Check off my Bucket List! It was oooey gooey and I loved it.
Guess which one is mine! Sadly ours got super moldy in like two days. 😦

Wednesday:

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Michelle’s going away dinner at Chuy’s with Stephanie.
Michelle is the new Lufkin reporter!
Cannot wait to see her new place!
She’s going to make it big one day!
The only picture of us three from that night … sorry.

Thursday:

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Alyssa’s friend, Erin K.,
posted about Painting with a Twist
for a Cause … Relay for Life.
Hello, I’m all down for that. I threw in the big bucks and went!

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I had a lot of fun.
Freaked out a lot thinking this is gonna be one ugly painting
but it came out pretty okay.

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The people in the class were hilarious and fun to be around.
They were acting like little kids and Erin and I were the youngest ones there!
I’m already wanting to go back …

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I baked for the coworkers that night regardless of how late it was.
We’ve been having a sluggish week at work.

Friday:

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After work nothing happened at all.
I’m pretty sure I slept for a good 20 hours. Jk.
I slept for 3 hours and painted this thing in less than however long Despicable Me is.
It’ll get better with more practice … hopefully.

Saturday:

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Sally Hansen stick on nail things.
Sent on accident but got to keep!
Worked well with my costume: Skulls with pink glittery background.
Note to self and everyone else … put on a top coat.

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Mallory’s birthday … plus Halloweekend!
Baked her a cake then headed to her place
where I met all her friends from college
who were watching the aTm game.
I drank out of an aTm cup to fit in …

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I hadn’t celebrated her birthday with her since were where both seniors in high school.
Us then (graduation rehearsal).
Us now (last night).
We definitely look nothing like we use to …

And now just pictures from the night.

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Girls getting ready: Liz, Mallory, Sarah, & Lyndsey

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My date for the night, Sarah

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Lyndsey, Ryan, & Andrew

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Lyndsey, Sarah, Mallory, & I (we were fairies if you can’t tell)

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Mallory, me, & Sarah

No matter what went down this has got to be one of my favorite Halloweekends ever.
I had a lot of fun.
One of the best Houston downtown nightlife experience as well.
Thanks Mal!

After such a fulfilling week
it’s gonna be a little sad going to my regularly scheduled days.
Hopefully I can still have some fun.

Have a great week ahead!

Alyssa & Greg: Rehearsal Dinner

My first day at work went pretty well. Went out to lunch with some of my team members and got to know some of them better. I only personally knew ONE  person on my floor but I’m lucky to have him because I would be so lost and all alone!

Anyway, the wedding was GORGEOUS. Beautiful. And super elegant and classy. But let’s rewind to Friday …

Mani/Pedi

I woke up bright and early and headed to CR Creative Nails and met up with Alyssa and her bridesmaids. I’m not a bridesmaid but I was very thankful I still got to be a part of the party and have so much fun. And I got to meet the rest of the bridesmaids and I’m glad to say, they are some of the nicest people ever. And gorgeous! One was our high school friend, Lauren F., and the rest were from Alyssa’s college. Oh and Alyssa’s sister, Cara.

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I had my first ever Pedi. I’m not a fan of feet but I wanted to be like everyone else and got it done. I am proud to report that I did not kick the lady in the face. Even when it tickled … a freaking lot. Alyssa caught my reactions and couldn’t help but laugh. Everyone was a natural but me. I am not use to relaxing and the lady doing my pedicure told me to relax and stop looking at her because every time I looked at her, I wanted to help … and I. Was. Not. Helping. Whoops.

But oh geebus, I’m happy Alyssa’s Mum picked this place. It’s the best service I ever had. Maybe it’s because we’re the bridal party but I am wanting to go back there again and get my nails done! Mum already says I have to once I get my first paycheck. Wonderful.

Three Olives Lunch

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After our mani/pedi, we had lunch a 3 Olives which was down the street. The last time I went here was for a friend’s bridal party and didn’t have such a great experience. I’m happy to tell you that after the remodeling, the food got tastier. The service still sucked balls though so only go here when you aren’t starving or on a tight schedule.

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I believe I got the Southwest Fettuccine. It was so good. Try it!

Rehearsal Dinner Party

Lauren and I made plans to get ready at her place so I went home and slummed around a little bit then headed to Lauren’s. Then we peeled out of the drive way and headed towards the hotel where everyone else was. After getting lost for a few minutes or so, we finally found it. I am ashamed to say I live in Katy. I do not know where anything is …

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The charter bus took us to the rehearsal place. So gorgeous. Them practicing. I cried and it wasn’t even the real thing. Ridiculous? …

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Then the charter bus took us all downtown to McCormick’s and Schmick’s. We had red wine and white. I chose the latter since I don’t really drink wine.

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Then we had some really great appetizers. Different cheeses with strawberries. Fried shrimp. Crab meat stuffed mushrooms. Cucumber with salmon and capers.

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We had a list of stuff we could chose from and I chose this: Dinner was bread with butter. New England Clam Chowder. Filet Mignon with green beans and mashed potatoes.

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We had champagne with our toasts which were lovely!

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And then our desserts came out. I picked the cheesecake … which became a blueberry cheesecake. Even better! It was delicious.

I sat next to Cara and all she could do was tell me “Go big, or go home!” when I couldn’t finish my food … I wanted to go home so bad.

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Alyssa then gave us presents. The bridesmaids got earrings that went gorgeously with their dress. That would be Lauren’s earrings. And I got a necklace (which I wore as a bracelet since it didn’t go well with my dress).

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Greg’s parents got these cups made! And then had little bags of Jordan Almonds in there. So cute!

I had a great time getting to know everyone in Alyssa’s life. It meant a lot that they included me. I felt very a part of the wedding party and it’s simple things like this. Getting to know some of the most important people in her life.

Up next … The wedding.

Stay tuned!

Houston Rodeo

Technically this is not a Restaurant Review but .. oh well! If you’re from Houston, you have to have heard of the Houston Rodeo. It’s downtown and filled with booths filled with food and there’s livestock shows and performances.

We went on March 15th or 16th. Forgot since it was a while ago. It was me, brother, sissy, her bf, Brett, and my dad. We loved it so much we went again that Friday, the 18th. This time it was me, brother, mum, dad, and June.

We started with the Shrimp Dinner which came with fries and fried shrimp. I’m not a big fan of fried foods but this was pretty decent. The fries were mushy but crunchy at the same time. Win!

We then got three Turkey Legs. Yuck! Not a fan of that much meat. But they somehow finished it all. I got three bites in and didn’t want anymore.

Here is the Strawberry & Lime Swirl Margarita. It was for my mum and dad. I had one the other night. So yummy but I think it has too much alcohol. They don’t agree. Oh well.

FUNNEL CAKE!! So good. I always crave funnel cake but I never make it myself. Maybe I’ll do that one day. But this was so yummy. I ate half of it. Shared the other half with June. Ah …. I want some!! They have a lot of different toppings you can put with it but it costs money for every new topping.

Dippin’ Dots anyone? My brother wanted some and he got it. Terrible picture. He kept moving it around. This reminds me of Shlitterbahn days when we would go with the orchestra and get yummy dippin dots.

I pretty much come to carnivals for Caramel Popcorn. If you’ve never had any before, you’re missing out. Get a life! I want to learn to make this but it seems like a sticky situation. One day .. one day.

Suggest everyone to go to the Rodeo if you’ve never been.